Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in Fundamental Chemical Engineering and Thermodynamics.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module must be able to:

  • account for fundamental thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer
  • account for fundamental thermodynamics
  • account for fundamental fluid mechanics
  • account for fundamental convection
  • account for heat transfer in thermal networks
  • account for heat exchangers


Students who complete the module must be able to:

  • apply thermodynamics to solve engineering problems
  • use the energy equation on flow in piping with different components such as pumps, valves, bends and nozzles
  • use fundamental fluid mechanics to analyse external flow around objects
  • calculate heat transfer in thermal networks
  • calculate heat transfer coefficients both at external and at internal surfaces
  • analyze and select heat exchangers


Students who complete the module must be able to:

  • apply the acquired knowledge and skills to describe, model and solve problems in process engineering project.
  • to communicate problems and solutions to people without thorough knowledge of the subject.

Type of instruction

Lectures and theoretical exercises.

Extent and expected workload

The module is 5 ECTS which is corresponding to 150 hours of study. 



Name of examHeat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics
Type of exam
Written and oral exam
Written examination.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleVarmetransmission og strømningsmekanik
Module codeB-MT-D5-11
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Study BoardStudy Board of Build, Energy, Electronics and Mechanics in Esbjerg
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science